I hope everyone had a restful Memorial weekend and are ready to do battle with the market again this week. Looking back to Friday, we did not cross above the 200 day moving averages. Nor did we close under 10,000 either. That leaves us in a state of limbo where truly anything could happen in the near term. With that being the case, then I think the best strategy is to simply wait and see. Meaning you should leave all your current positions in place.
If the market closes above and stays above the 200 day moving averages, then you should increase long positions.
If the market closes below and stays below Dow 10,000, then trim some long positions and even take more short positions to profit from an extended downward leg.
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Momentum - Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI) had impressive Q2 revenue up 13% from last year to $2.1 billion, with comparable-store sales up 8.7%. Earnings came in strong too at 38 cents, 12% ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Read More...
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